My primary lens when working with clients is Rolfing® Structural Integration. Here are several ways of working with me.
I offer complimentary in-office 25-minute consultations. This allows time for a conversation about Rolfing, how it can work for you, and a short hands-on demonstration.
This is optimal if you are curious about Rolfing and want to experience how it feels to receive the work. In this offering I work with you to formulate an optimal session for your goals. These can be around relief of injury pain or easing of chronic tension. Another good option is the first session in the 10-Series format.
A three-session series allows more time to address your goals. As noted above, these can be client-specific or the first three sessions of the 10-Series.
Many clients experience Rolfing through the 10-series format. This client wants a more function and ease in her or his body and we use the 10-Series as a protocol for achieving those goals.
Rolfing is different from most forms of bodywork because it focuses on improving the organization of the entire structure rather than focusing on the place that hurts, feels stiff, or doesn’t move as you want. In other words, Rolfing works to address causes rather than symptoms which are often a compensatory issue.
Your neck may hurt because you’re not getting the proper support from your feet, or your pelvis is askew, or your shoulders are rounding forward, or all of these. Until the entire structure is balanced, that neck is going to stay strained trying to keep your head upright. Focusing where it hurts goes after the symptom and not necessarily the problem.
Developed by Dr. Ida Rolf, the ten-series is a systematic approach to aligning your structure. Each session builds upon the last and prepares the body for the next. The first three sessions work on the more superficial layers of connective tissue. Sessions four through seven address strain in deeper layers of the body. The last three sessions organize and align the body as a whole, providing better balance, enhanced freedom of movement, and a higher energy level. If your schedule requires a break between sessions, after sessions three and seven are ideal stopping places in the process.
The ten-series provides Rolfers with a map to guide your body through its journey of integration. Although structural goals may be similar, the same session may look very different for different clients based on structure, learned behaviors, and movement patterns. Each session and series is as unique as the person receiving it!
To learn more about how Rolfing works and the benefits of Rolfing, please visit the Rolf Institute® website.
‘Tune-up’ Sessions or Series
Living life means accumulating strains and pains even after you have completed the 10-Series. These sessions are highly recommended for those who want to maintain or get back to how they felt upon completing the 10-Series.
Other Therapeutic Modalities
In addition to Rolfing I am trained in Visceral Manipulation and Cranio-Sacral Therapies. These complementary modalities mostly augment my Rolfing. However, I can work specifically within those modalities if that is the best option for the client.